2002 Nobel Economist
Who is Daniel Kahneman?
Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli American psychologist, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. His work with Amos Tversky was pioneer in the integration of insights from psychological research into economic science, especially in relation to human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty. His fields of expertise are cognitive psychology, judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics, and hedonic psychology.
What can you expect from a conference with Daniel Kahneman?
Widely considered the most influential psychologist alive, in his conferences Daniel Kahneman explains, in a simple way and through examples, his theories and how the human mind behaves when making decisions in different situations, and how the economy and public policies play a fundamental role in our own conscience.
What has been his professional career? How has he contributed to society?
Daniel Kahneman has been Professor of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of British Columbia, and the University of California at Berkeley, as well as Professor in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University.
Kahneman is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the Econometric Society.
Daniel Kahneman holds a B.A. in Psychology (with a major in Mathematics) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Publications and collaborations
Kahneman is the author of “Thinking Fast and Slow”, co-author of several academic papers, including “Heuristic and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment”; “Choices, Values and Frames”; “Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases”; “International Differences in Well-Being”; and “Well-Being: The Foundations of Hedonic Psychology”. In addition, he has written and contributed to numerous articles for psychology and research journals in several countries.
He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, the Warren Medal from the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the Hilgard Award for Professional Contributions to General Psychology, and the Lifetime Contributions to Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association (2007).
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